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Options May 12, 2016: Certain Sounds from the Caribbean Diaspora

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Exuma  Seance in the Sixth Fret   Options Exuma    1970  Bahamas  0:02:19 (Pop‑up)
The Eloise Trio  Come to The Caribbean   Options Come to The Caribbean and Meet the Exciting Eloise Trio    1962  Bahamas  0:09:12 (Pop‑up)
Cyril Diaz  Taboo   Options Voodoo EP  Soundways  1958  Trinidad  0:11:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Cyril Diaz 
Voodoo   Options Voodoo EP        0:15:44 (Pop‑up)
The Eloise Trio  Similau   Options The Eloise Trio    1960  Bahamas  0:22:42 (Pop‑up)
Eloise Lewis & her Goombay Trio  Mango   Options Eloise Lewis & her Goombay Trio    19??  Bahamas  0:24:33 (Pop‑up)
King Eric and His Knights  Nassau Market   Options All Time Favourite Calipsos    1966  Nassau, Bahamas  0:27:29 (Pop‑up)
King Eric and His Knights  Little Nassau and Delia's Gone   Options All Time Favourite Calipsos    1966  Nassau, Bahamas  0:31:00 (Pop‑up)
Lancelot Layne  Yo Tink it Sorf?   Options Yo Tink it Sorf?/Chant 7"    1976  Trinidad & Tobago  0:33:11 (Pop‑up)
Wadadli Experience  We See Jah   Options Calypsoul 70 (Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover (1969-1979)  Strut  1978  Barbados  0:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Praise-Jah  Oluko Imo & Ifetayo   Options 7"    1978  Trinidad  0:42:08 (Pop‑up)
Wendell Stuart & The Downbeaters  My World is Empty Without You   Options Wendell Stuart & The Downbeaters    1969  Bahamas  0:46:08 (Pop‑up)
George Symonette & his Calypso Sextette  Wanna Do Nothing All Day   Options Goombay Rhythms    1956  Bahamas  0:50:19 (Pop‑up)
Anthony Richards  Sweet Belizean Girl   Options Sweet Belizean Girl/Heartache 7"    196?  Jamaica  0:52:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Mongo Santamaria 
Columbia   Options         0:55:25 (Pop‑up)
Lord Rhaburn Combo  Belize We Born Deh   Options Musical Journey USA    1981  Belize  1:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Lord Rhaburn  More Love Reggae   Options Bird's Isle Forever    1976  Belize  1:10:01 (Pop‑up)
Jesus Acosta & the Professionals  The Back Stabbers   Options Belize City Boil-Up  Numero Group    Belize  1:15:16 (Pop‑up)
Skyliters  Bumping Onn Down   Options Bumping Onn Down / Tribute to Spree 7"    1973  Belize  1:16:57 (Pop‑up)
Skyliters  Tribute to Spree   Options Bumping Onn Down / Tribute to Spree 7"    1973  Belize  1:20:44 (Pop‑up)
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective  Yagane (Canoe)   Options Wátina    2007  Belize–Garifuna  1:24:19 (Pop‑up)
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective  Aguyuha Niduhenu (My People have Moved On)   Options Wátina    2007  Belize–Garifuna  1:26:42 (Pop‑up)
Jess Flores  Intro   Options Jess Flores 10-track CD    201?  Belize–Garifuna  1:31:52 (Pop‑up)
Jess Flores  Reina   Options Jess Flores 14-track CD    201?  Belize–Garifuna  1:33:01 (Pop‑up)
Jess Flores  unknown   Options Jess Flores 14-track CD    201?  Belize–Garifuna  1:37:01 (Pop‑up)
Keith Lyn  Bird's Isle   Options 7"    1974  Belize (composition) / Jamaica (performance) written by Sir Colville Young  1:41:04 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Lord Rhaburn 
Disco Connection   Options         1:43:56 (Pop‑up)
Pluto Shervington  Ram Goat Liver   Options Ram Goat Liver    1974  Jamaica  1:55:07 (Pop‑up)
Naggo Morris  Flour Power   Options Flour Power / Dumplin Dub 7"    1976  Jamaica  1:57:10 (Pop‑up)
Dillinger   War is Over   Options War is Over / Jah Did It 7"    1978  Jamaica  2:01:14 (Pop‑up)
Mabrak  The Reverend Talking   Options Drum Talk    1978  Jamaica  2:04:36 (Pop‑up)
Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites  Message From A Black Man   Options Psychedelic Train    1970  Jamaica  2:08:32 (Pop‑up)
Dadawah  Run Come Rally   Options Peace And Love - Wadadasow    1974  Jamaica  2:12:18 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Attack Dub   Options Top Ranking Dub        2:19:39 (Pop‑up)
Wilmouth Houdini  Hot Dogs Made Their Name   Options Welcome of their Majesties / Hot Dogs Made Their Name 10" 78    1939  Trinidad & Tobago  2:27:55 (Pop‑up)
Brownie  Bed Bug Song   Options Calypso: Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955-69      Trinidad & Tobago  2:29:28 (Pop‑up)
Viper  Dog Better Than Man   Options Calypso: Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955-69      Trinidad & Tobago  2:31:51 (Pop‑up)
Hubert Porter  Monkey Talk   Options Mento Madness: Motta's Jamaican Mento 1951-1956      Jamaica  2:34:54 (Pop‑up)
The Growler  Police Diplomacy   Options Roosevelt in Trinidad: Calypsos of Events, Places and Personalities, 1933-1939      Trinidad  2:37:36 (Pop‑up)
Joseph Niles & the Consolers  On the Jericho Road   Options On the Jericho Road      Barbados  2:40:14 (Pop‑up)
Dennis De Souza Trio & The Goretti Group  Of My Hands   Options Shake a Hand      Trinidad & Tobago  2:42:38 (Pop‑up)
Exuma  The Vision   Options Exuma    1970  Bahamas  2:45:40 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon           2:53:03 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Hackworth's Caribbean Sound  Sandy Beach   Options West Indies Funk 3        2:58:44 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:56pm Flash Strap:

Evening explorers! having just returned from expedition to Belize, I am slightly down with a case of tropical fever... so bear with me, but know that I'm thrilled to be once again in your company
Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

and we are thrilled to be here Evan!
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hiya hiya Bob
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Love this Exuma record, just utterly unique
Avatar 7:06pm ndbob:

that's for sure - really interesting
Avatar 7:09pm ndbob:

Ah I'm familiar with this group
Avatar 7:09pm hyde:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome home, Flash!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

Eloise Trio is so good!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! Doug! Wonderful to see you friends
Avatar 7:11pm ndbob:

heya Doug and Hyde!
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

how we doin' me hearties?
Avatar 7:14pm ndbob:

we are waiting for the rain to stop yet again:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Doug Schulkind:

Trying to figure out how I'm gonna prepare for my own show now that you and Little Danny are devouring my Thursday evenings. #djcrybaby
Avatar 7:17pm hyde:

man, i thought the tropical fever was metaphorical
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

It both is and is not, Hyde
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

God I love songs about fruit
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: This, I think, is the Doug-man's burden
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

some idea of a medley
Avatar 7:34pm just julia:

so glad the explorer's room is open once more, and that my friend evan is back in it! i LOVE eloise's "mango" !
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

Ah, welcome Miss Friend Julia!
Avatar 7:38pm just julia:

if you need me, i'll be on the "rapso" wikipedia page
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

it's not long enough, but I'll meet you there
Avatar 7:40pm Walking Daydream:

Will we get to see pictures from your expedition?
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

Hey Daydream! I don't know whether or not, but I can tell you that I think I was in the location pictured at the bottom of this page. Just, you know, a hundred years later
Avatar 7:42pm Walking Daydream:

Similar but in color?
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

pretty different, I have to say. Belize City is pretty insane these days. Rest of the country has more of an "unchanged" look, more or less. I mean, it looks like you might expect in an idyllic way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Doug Schulkind:

I will bear my burden in delighted silence.
Avatar 8:00pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - bye for now!
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Bye Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm melinda:

hi Evan & welcome back! Sorry to hear you're sickly.
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! I hope you can't hear it too clearly!
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

Also, I'd say I prefer "sick" to "sickly" but considering how often I've been under the weather in 2016 maybe sickly is starting to suit me. I'm like a languishing Victorian 2nd son
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

Belize music world has made this single available free on bandcamp: skyliters.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Bumpinng Onn Downn!
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

That aint even a typo! That's how far down you're sposed to get onn to
Avatar 8:21pm hyde:

i'm onn it
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

the subject of this song: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 8:25pm hyde:

wow, someone wrote a whole book on the evolution of the steel pan
Avatar 8:29pm Flash Strap:

I'd read it
Avatar 8:30pm Little Danny:

Ah, Flash, just now tuning in. Welcome back sir.
Avatar 8:30pm hyde:

me too. i tried to see if i could scope it in google books or the internet archive, but no dice
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

Little Danny, my brother in arms!
  8:39pm yellowbird:

Loving this Jess Flores. Great stuff!
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Me too, little Bird. Great to have you among us
  8:41pm yellowbird:

What do you know about the language used in that last track?
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

I know it's Garifuna, which is an Arawakan language with African elements: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 8:58pm hyde:

ram goat liver by pluto shervington. that's a tough song title/singer name combo to top.
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

seriously. it sounds too good to be true, like something Pynchon would come up with
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm melinda:

Like the sounds here.
  9:08pm Dean:

If I had my life to live over I would make all of the decisions I've made so far. No regrets. All good. But I would adjust it in two respects. First, I wouldn't spend any time "working" at a "job." Second, I'd collect recordings of all the reggae, its sources and tributaries, I could get my hands on.
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

I'm pickin up what you're puttin down Dean, and I'm chewing it over with my life in mind
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

This record is so cavernous
Avatar 9:25pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the vote, Flash! The love and respect is mutual!
Avatar 9:26pm just julia:

oh what a dog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm melinda:

Wilmouth Houdini is another good name.
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

solidarity brother LD
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

@Julia: fond limbo memories
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

SO true Melinda
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

there's a lot of consideration of human nature in this set
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

"And now and then I'll cruise in a satellite"
probably my favorite Laika reference ever in music
Avatar 9:33pm coelacanth:

greetings Flash and explorers
  9:35pm northguineahills:

Listening via the app! Cool Schiidt!
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

Hello C! NGH!
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:


UNmissable: wfmu.org...
  9:54pm Dean:

Spoiler, Viper...Stryper's gotta fit in there somewhere.
Avatar 9:57pm hyde:

thanks for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm melinda:

g'nite Flash!
Avatar 9:58pm Little Danny:

Cheers Flash - thanks for the billboarding! I'm excited too, believe me.
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

Thank YOU Hyde
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

and a very good night to you Melinda
Avatar 9:59pm coelacanth:

Thank you Evan and welcome back
ciao peeps
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

you got it Danny
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

thanks C

Night Night All!
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